Academics & After School Activities

Curriculum Overview

The Lower School helps young learners develop strong basic skills and foster a life-long love of learning. By fifth grade, students are strong, independent readers who can interpret and analyze what they read, express themselves clearly in writing, appreciate mathematics as a way of thinking, and understand the basic principles of scientific inquiry.

ART

ART

Art is a wonderful way for a young child to express his or her thoughts, emotions, and ideas. Those expressions are encouraged and developed in lower school art. Frequently art is tied in with classroom studies.

CHAPEL

CHAPEL

Students enjoy participating in student-led chapel services that build on the foundation of their faith in God.

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

Technology is used to enhancing daily learning and instructional time. Mobile labs are used in the classroom, Dyer Media Center, and Technology Lab giving students options that work with their flexible schedules and space.

MATH

MATH

Many strategies and techniques are used to teach math in a practical ways. Students are taught addition and subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement, fractions and decimals and geometry in lower school.

MUSIC

MUSIC

With the guidance of our Lower School music teacher, each student discovers the joy of music-making through singing, creating, moving, listening, and performing. Students in 5th grade students have the opportunity to explore band.

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES

The social studies curriculum includes the basic social science disciplines of history, geography, political science, economics, and sociology. It is integrated into other curricular areas by encouraging the development of a more global view with a Christian perspective in each student’s approach to life.

BIBLE

BIBLE

Students are immersed in stories of God’s faithfulness through Bible memory, class devotions, and prayer time.

LANGUAGE ARTS

LANGUAGE ARTS

Language arts, phonics, spelling, and reading are part of an integrated curriculum. Our goal is for each child to develop a joy for reading and writing that will extend into adult life.

MEDIA CENTER

MEDIA CENTER

Media Center skills taught are taught at each grade level. Skills such as differentiating between fiction and nonfiction, learning the areas of the library, using the computer catalog, and assistance with research projects.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

From kindergarten through fifth grade, students discover what it truly means to find joy in active play, healthy living habits, exercise, and team sports.

STEM STUDIO

STEM STUDIO

The STEM studio is where science, art, and architecture come to life! From solar ovens to basic soldering, students explore making and inventing with their own hands!

TECH LAB

TECH LAB

Students explore the created world and develop 21st century skills through robotics and coding, 3D design, community oriented projects, and more.

Schedule Overview

Kindergarten

Prayer, Pledge & Circle Time

Reading

Lunch

Science

Math

First Grade

Prayer/Pledges

Bible
Reading
Grammar/Writing
Lunch
Math
Resource
History/Science

Second grade

Prayer/Pledges

Art/Bible/Reading

Reading Centers

Lunch

Tech Lab/PE

Math

Recess/Snack

History/Bible/Science

Handwriting/Fri Treasure Box

 

Third grade

Prayer/Pledges

Bible

Reading Workshop

Lunch

Resource Classes

Math

Recess/Snack

Writing Workshop & Grammar

History

 

Fourth grade

Morning Work
Prayer/Pledges
Devotions
Math, Language Arts, or Science
(We switch classes)
Lunch
Bible, Language Arts, or History
Resource

Fifth grade

Morning Work

Prayer/Pledges

History

Math

Science

Lunch

Band/Art/Music

Language Arts

Bible

S.H.

 

Join the fun after school!

There’s more excitement after the school day ends. Our extended day program and after school clubs offer a nurturing environment where children learn and grow.  Learn More.